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Types of Aid

INSTITUTIONAL AID

Presidential Scholarship

The President’s Scholarship is awarded to incoming students on the basis of their composite ACT or SAT score. Students transferring to The King’s College are also eligible for the Presidential Scholarship based on their cumulative college GPA and number of credit hours completed. Students are required to remain in academic “Good Standing” in order to maintain their President’s Scholarship. All students are automatically considered for this scholarship. No separate application is required.

 

Leadership Scholarship

The King's College exists to educate students who will shape and eventually lead the great institutions of the world through careers in government, business, law, media, education, civil society, the arts and the church. Every student at King's is presented with the challenge to do something great with their lives, and the King's Leadership Scholarship helps identify those likely to accept that challenge.

The award is a four-year renewable scholarship and can be granted for up to four years while attending The King's College. Minimum awards begin at $500. This scholarship can be combined with other forms of institutional aid. An essay is required for all scholarship candidates. These awards are made possible by the generous gifts of alumni and friends from around the world.

Write a 500 word essay on the prompt below:

King’s seeks to train leaders who will influence one of these strategic institutions: government, commerce, law, media, civil society, education, the arts, and the Church. Choose a specific leader and event from one of these key institutions and explain how he or she demonstrated either outstanding or poor leadership.

Deadline for essay submission is October 15th, 2015

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Founders’ Scholarship

The Founders’ Competition is a speech, essay, and team building competition where prospective students come to campus to share and debate their ideas for a chance to win one of four full tuition scholarships. Please see the  Founders' FAQ page  for competition details.

Here is an example of a winning essay and speech from last year's competition.

This year's prompt: The mission of The King's College is to transform society through principled leadership. Choose a leader from history as a namsake for the 11th house, research his or her life, and demonstrate how this person embodies the mission and ideals of The King's College.

Students who receive the Founders’ Scholarship must maintain at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA, full-time status, and may not be placed on academic or disciplinary probation while at King’s. For those students who apply and qualify for need-based financial assistance, the academic scholarship will become a part of the financial aid package and coordinated with other awards.

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The King’s Grant

The King’s Grant is awarded to students who demonstrate need. Students must complete the  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  to be considered for this grant. The King’s Grant is awarded at the discretion of the Office of Financial Aid. The grant is reevaluated each year the FAFSA is completed.

 

The King’s Debate Society Scholarship

The King’s Debate Society exists to train students to effectively advocate truth in the marketplace of ideas. Up to six $2,000 per year Debate Society scholarships will be offered to incoming students who commit to participating in the Debate Society each year at King’s.

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International Student Scholarship Program

The King’s College understands the unique challenges international students face in funding their education in the United States. We are pleased to offer up to six scholarships of $2,000 per year to international students.

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NYC Metro Scholarship - Business & Entrepreneurship

This scholarship is for the young entrepreneurs of New York City. Scholarship recipients will receive a $1,500 per year award.

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NYC Metro Scholarship - The Arts

This scholarship is for New York City students who are using the Arts to address issues in their communities. Scholarship recipients will receive a $1,500 per year award.

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NYC Metro Scholarship - Service

This scholarship is for New York City students with strong community service experience. Scholarship recipients will receive a $1,500 per year award.

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Legacy Scholarship

The King’s College is offering a $500 per year scholarship to siblings, children, and grandchildren of alumni or current students.

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Church Matching Scholarship Program

The King’s College is proud to partner with churches and ministries in developing the next generation of Christian leaders. King’s will match contributions from a church or ministry for their King’s student, up to $1,500 per year.

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Classical Conversations Scholarship

Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. They believe there are three keys to a great education: Classical, Christian, and Community. Every member of Classical Conversations is eligible to receive a $1,500 per year scholarship.

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Impact 360 Scholarship

Impact 360 Institute’s Gap Year is an academic gap year experience with the mission of equipping members of future generations to become Christ-centered servant leaders. Every student that completes the one-year program will be eligible for a $2,000 per year scholarship. Students eligible for the scholarship will be notified in January.

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Turning Point USA Scholarship​

Turning Point USA educates students about the importance of fiscal responsibility, free markets, and limited government. Through non-partisan debate, dialogue, and discussion, Turning Point USA believes that every young person can be enlightened to true free market values. Every member of Turning Point USA is eligible to receive a $1,500 per year scholarship.

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GOVERNMENT GRANTS

Federal Grants

By completing the  FAFSA , students are eligible to be considered for the  Federal Pell Grant  and  Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant . Eligibility is determined by information provided on the FAFSA. Students are automatically considered for federal grants; no separate application is required.

 

New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

TAP helps eligible New York residents pay tuition at approved schools in New York State. Depending on the academic year in which you begin study, an annual TAP award can be up to $5,000. Because TAP is a grant, it does not have to be paid back. For more information and eligibility requirements,  visit the TAP website.

 

PAYMENT PLANS

The King’s College has an affiliation with Tuition Management Systems (TMS), which provides our students and families with a no-interest, monthly payment plan. You pay only a small enrollment fee to participate in the program. Visit  our TMS Gateway  for more information.

 

FEDERAL & PRIVATE LOANS

Federal Direct Loan Programs

By completing the  FAFSA , students are automatically eligible to take out loans in their name through the  Direct Stafford Loan Program . All students are pre-approved, and no credit check is required. Students with financial need may receive a portion of their Stafford Loan as a  Subsidized Loan .

Parents of students who have completed the FAFSA are eligible to apply for the  Direct Parent PLUS Loan , which can cover the entire Cost of Attendance minus any financial aid their student receives. A credit check is required.

 

Private Student Loans

Higher Education is an investment in your future. Private loans can be a great tool to finance that investment. The following is a list of popular lenders with King's students. The King's College does not endorse a particular lender. Students can choose any lender that best fits their needs, including ones not listed below. Students can use our loan comparison tool to compare lenders.

 

OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS

There are many ways to find outside scholarships; here are a few ways that our students have found success:

• Ask your High School Guidance Counselor – Scholarships come across their desk all the time, and they're usually more than happy to help out.

• Check with your parent's employers about tuition matching programs or scholarships they might have.

• Check with any service clubs (Key Club, Rotary Club, DAR, etc.) that you, your parents, or grandparents belong to. Also, check with your church about any scholarships or grants they may have.

• Talk to local business, particularly small business your family frequents.

• Make use of the scholarship search engines. There are tons of these out there, here are some of the most popular ones:

 

MILITARY BENEFITS & ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS

Financial assistance is available to veterans and their families through the Montgomery GI Bill, Post 9/11 GI Bill, and other programs.  Contact the Veteran’s Administration or your recruiter for more details. The King's College also participates in  The Yellow Ribbon Program .

The King’s College has a partnership with Fordham University Army ROTC as part of the New York City Army ROTC program. For details about ROTC scholarships or to review a guide to understand ROTC programs, click here.

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